Survival Preparation and Skills Course at Buck Shoals

 This event has already occurred.

This course has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the near future. Please contact 706 878 3087 for further questions or concerns.

This course will consist of a day of classroom instruction (2/20) and one of outside exercises (2/27). The course will include the psychology, planning, and equipment necessary for survival; venomous snakes, spiders, and insects endemic to Georgia; survival medicine; field expedient weapons and tools; water procurement; edible wild plants; wildlife food; shelter and fire building; and signaling. Instructor: Bob Finke, Master Sergeant, USA Special Forces (Retired) For ages 12 and up; under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. $40 per day if pre-paid by March 19th, $45 per day after. Location: Buck Shoals. Call the Visitor's Center for registration and information.


Admission: $40 per day pre-paid by March 19th, $45 per day after. $5 parking fee included.
Event Phone: 706-878-3087

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Smithgall Woods State Park
61 Tsalaki Trail
Helen, GA 30545

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.691950 | W -083.767150
Located on Highway 75 Alt, 3 miles west of Helen.